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Wheat Diseases to be Mindful of During 2015

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Wheat diseases can be observed in almost any wheat field throughout the season. However, when wheat moves beyond the tillering growth stages scouting for the presence of foliar diseases should be conducted. Many, but not all of the foliar disease encountered in MS can result in a yield loss. But, additional issues encountered in wheat fields can oftentimes be easily confused for foliar diseases. . . . → Read More: Wheat Diseases to be Mindful of During 2015

Everything Old is New Again – Fertilizer Costs

It is not just a song, a new conversation about an old concept is happening in soil fertility management. I started working with soils/soil fertility/nutrient management/soil management 29 years ago this March at the West Kentucky Research and Extension Center in Princeton. Some things addressed then are being questioned now, but should they?

Plant nutrition in the . . . → Read More: Everything Old is New Again – Fertilizer Costs

Burndown Scenarios for Mississippi Soybean

Field where no burndown has been applied in 2015.

Burndown herbicides programs for soybean must often be addressed on a field-by-field basis. . . . → Read More: Burndown Scenarios for Mississippi Soybean

2015 Early-Season Peanut Pointers

While we wait for the fields to dry up enough to get the 2015 planting season underway, here are a few peanut-related issues to pay attention to going into the season. – Jason Sarver

• Inoculant usage continues to be a fairly popular topic. Make sure to use a peanut-specific inoculant product. Soybean inoculant won’t . . . → Read More: 2015 Early-Season Peanut Pointers

Auxin Herbicide Plantback Restrictions

Soybean injury from dicamba.

There are a multitude of 2,4-D and dicamba formulations labeled for application to agricultural fields. . . . → Read More: Auxin Herbicide Plantback Restrictions

Early-season Weed Control in Mississippi Rice

Barnyardgrass resistant to propanil and quinclorac.

Barnyardgrass is resistant to five herbicide modes of action in rice. . . . → Read More: Early-season Weed Control in Mississippi Rice

Best Management Practices for Tarnished Plant Bug

The tarnished plant bug is the most important insect pest of cotton in the Mississippi Delta. Management with insecticides has become difficult in recent years and more tools are needed to economically manage this pest. Although it is early March and we are getting pair of unusual winter storms in the Delta, it is not too early to start making a plan for managing tarnished plant bugs in cotton. We have done a lot of research over the last several years with the goal of making tarnished plant bug management more economical for producers without sacrificing yield. See the attached document for more details on the best management practices listed below. . . . → Read More: Best Management Practices for Tarnished Plant Bug

What is Going On With Generic Azoxystrobin: the active ingredient in Abound, Quadris…

Updated Tuesday March 10, 2015. Added several  new fungicides to the pdf file;Mar.16.update2.azoxystrobin

Strobe 2L which has a comprehensive label for field crops, vegetables, turf, and ornamentals.

Trevo, (22.9% Azoxystrobin, for use on corn, cotton, rice, and soybeans).

Updated Tuesday  March 3, 2015. Please see the table at the end of this article for known Mississippi vendors.

Azoxystrobin is the active . . . → Read More: What is Going On With Generic Azoxystrobin: the active ingredient in Abound, Quadris…

GAPs/GHPs Training- March 4th, Pittsboro, MS

Good Agricultural and Handling Practices for Producers of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables and Nuts Training-   A certificate program

 

When: March 4, 2015 (Wednesday)

Time:  9:00 A.M. – 12:00 noon

Where: Calhoun County Extension Office

   121 Parker St., Pittsboro, MS 38951

 The Good Agricultural (GAPs) and Handling (GHPs) Practices Training is a workshop designed to teach the basics of . . . → Read More: GAPs/GHPs Training- March 4th, Pittsboro, MS

Management Guidelines for Sugarcane Aphids in MS Grain Sorghum 2015

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In 2014 a new pest of MS grain sorghum, Sugarcane aphid, made a dramatic entry infesting every county that grew the crop. This pest originally showed up in grain sorghum in Texas and Louisiana in 2013 with a single find very late in the season in Bolivar County, MS. By the end of 2014, this pest quickly spread throughout the entire southeast. . . . → Read More: Management Guidelines for Sugarcane Aphids in MS Grain Sorghum 2015